It’s been a couple of years since I did a rough round-up of the year gone by (I actually thought I posted one last year, but it seems not!), so I thought it was time that I did another one. That and my good friend beat me to it. However, I have to say, I think his year looks better than mine was!

Back at the end of 2009, I remember vowing to my close friends that were celebrating the end of the year with me that there was no way 2010 could be as bad as 2009. Oh how wrong was I.

In January 2009 I lost someone who had meant an awful lot to me when I was growing up – and, I have to say, someone who I hate to have lost contact with. It was, unfortunately, one of those “I must just” instances, always wanting to make time to get in contact, but never actually succeeding.

In January 2010 I lost my grandmother on my fathers side; someone who I spent a lot of time through my childhood. Needless to say, it hit hard.

For both years, I worked exceptionally hard, keeping myself busy and, to be honest, not really looking at much else except work. Except of course taking the motorbike out for the odd spin … but I didn’t really ACHIEVE anything. At least, that’s how it feels.

However, the biggest difference against 2010 and 2009 … I quit my job – and went self employed. Only time will tell if this has been a good idea or not, but this year, I have made the decision that I have to allow time for myself. Time to relax, and enjoy what I have and with the people in my life. Somehow I still have to find out how to fit this into being self employed …

Oh, that and complete my Avaya training, and time permitting, do some more Microsoft exams (got to keep things current you know!). Maybe even do a presentation at a technical event. Who knows.